Category: Andhra

Kothamalli Podi | Spiced Coriander Leaf Powder from Tamil Nadu

Kothimeera Podi | Kothamalli Podi | Coriander Leaves Powder

I am on a spree of making podis and pachadis, and my father paved the way for another traditional recipe by getting me a huge (simply huge) bunch of oh-so-fresh-and-tender coriander leaves (Kothimeera in Telugu, Kothamalli in Tamil). I could think of so many recipes in which I could make

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Recipes from Andhra Pradesh for Varalakshmi Vratam

Varalakshmi Vratam: Recipes for Naivedyam

Varalakshmi Vratam is on August 24, 2018. It always falls on the Friday before Sravan Poornima. (An easy way to remember is the Friday before Raksha Bandhan. 🙂 ). This Pooja, also called Vara Mahalakshmi Vratam, is performed by married women in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu to pray for the well-being of

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Andhra Coconut Chutney for Rice

Kobbari Pachadi | Andhra Coconut Chutney for Rice

In all Andhra meals, the first morsel is typically a pachadi/chutney or podi mixed with rice and ghee/sesame oil. This first morsel, called modati mudda, is said to get your digestive juices flowing and helping you digest the meal to follow. So we, will have a pachadi with almost every

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Aratikaya Menthi Podi Kura | Raw Banana Curry with Fenugreek Spice Powder

Aratikaya Menthi Podi Kura | Andhra Fenugreek-flavoured Raw Banana Curry

We are very fond of raw banana and make a range of curries with it. One of my favourites is Aratikaya Vepudu | Crispy Raw Banana Fry. However, my father prefers the softer versions like Aratikaya Ava Pettina Kura (Banana Curry with Mustard Paste) and this Aratikaya Menthi Podi Kura, which

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